Located between the Magnificent Mile and Millennium Park resides Chuck’s Manufacturing. One of Chicago’s newest and most talked-about restaurants, the story behind it is quite unique. In the mid-1960s, Charles “Chuck” Becker took over his family’s automobile parts company, making it a huge success in the manufacturing world before selling it all. Chuck eventually moved to Chicago, took over Michigan Avenue’s Carbide and Carbon building, and opened the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago.
Chuck’s daughter Carrie Becker Meghie has since taken over much of the hospitality business, and in 2012 she opened Chuck’s Manufacturing, a restaurant that pays homage to her father’s legacy. Specializing in classic American fare, Chuck’s allows diners to construct custom combinations, and prefers to refer to staff as “foremen” and “engineers” rather than servers and bartenders.
As for the food, it’s garnering rave reviews. Burgers, pasta, and steaks make up the bulk of the mains at Chuck’s, with impressive starters and sides as well as fantastic signature cocktails, a healthy selection of beer and a well-chosen wine list. Get a culinary fuel-up at Chuck’s before hitting the city’s nightlife, or take a break from shopping and stop in for lunch.
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